names Rob Hofmann
Judge of the Year
Judge Rob Hofmann of Mason, who presides over the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, was recently named the 2011 Big Voice for Little Texans Judge of the Year by Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA).
received the honor at the 2011 Texas CASA Conference in San Marcos, which drew nearly 600 CASA volunteers, staff, board members and others involved in the child welfare system from around the state.
Hofmann has served as the associate judge of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country since January 2002.
presides over all Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Cases
in 12 counties - Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Edwards, Gillespie
, Kimble, Llano, Mason, McCullough, Menard
, Mills and San Saba.
also hears some cases in Bandera, Kerr and Kendall counties.
Hofmann's interest in children's issues dates back to his tenure as county attorney in Mason County, when he researched the feasibility of a child protection court in the area because of the complexity of such cases.
solicited input from Hill Country CASA, based in Kerrville, and CASA of the Highland Lakes, based in Kingsland.
also began working to establish CASA programs in areas that did not have volunteer advocacy, leading to the establishment of Bluebonnet CASA, based in Mason.
has demonstrated leadership and innovation in promoting CASA within the judicial community and to the public.